Friday, January 18, 2013

A Pre-Weekend Look at Rum -- Through Tastings.com

In the Interest of Rum Lovers Everywhere

Perusing the internet, I discovered Tastings.com a very in depth, well written look at all kinds of beverages. In their rum department I have begun to look for mentions and recommendations of good rums made here in the USA. I found a few (still looking) and would like to let you know their likes and dislikes. At 87-88 points – looks like these Distillers are definitely on the right track...

Prices are estimates and may not contain taxes, shipping and other charges



Montanya Platino Rum $24.99.

Clear. Very mild aromas of marshmallow, refined molasses, and coconut husk with a silky dry medium body and a earthy, peppery, wet balsa, dried papaya mossy limestone and powdered sugar accented finish.
International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal

RATING: 87 points (Highly Recommended)

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 40.0%
CATEGORY: Rum Silver, Rum
TASTING LOCATION: In Our Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: Jun-09-2011
SPIRITS ID: 195332

We have noted the following producer or marketer for this spirit:

Montanya Distillers
P.O. Box 730, 1332 Empire Street
Silverton CO 81433
(970) 764-8499
(320) 923-9605
http://www.montanyarum.com
info@montanyadistillers.com




Treaty Oak Platinum Rum $19.99. Best Buy.

Clear. Aromas of vanilla-cherry taffy, mocha, and yogurt covered nuts with a soft, dryish medium body and a toasty nougat, spice, date and fig accented finish. Uniquely flavorful and fun. Will be very good in crafty daiquiri.
International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal

RATING: 88 points (Highly Recommended)

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 40.0%
CATEGORY: Rum Silver, Rum
TASTING LOCATION: In Our Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: Jun-27-2012
SPIRITS ID: 198814

We have noted the following producer or marketer for this spirit:

Treaty Oak Distilling Co.
10109 McKalla Place, Suite E
Austin TX 78758
(512) 656-4551
(800) 482-0591
http://www.treatyoakrum.com
info@treatyoakrum.com



Old New Orleans Crystal Rum $17. Best Buy.

Clear. Aromas of coconut fudge, macadamia cookies, and faint wax with a silky off-dry medium body and a soft, dried fruit and peppery spice finish. A nice smooth mixing rum.
International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal

RATING: 88 points (Highly Recommended)

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 40.0%
CATEGORY: Rum Silver, Rum
TASTING LOCATION: In Our Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: Jun-19-2012
SPIRITS ID: 198720

We have noted the following producer or marketer for this spirit:

Celebration Distillation Corp.
2815 Frenchman St.
New Orleans LA 70122
(504) 945-9400
(504) 947-4446
http://www.neworleansrum.com




 While paying attention to the price comments made (that tax and shipping and changes are not necessarily reflected in the price posted here) it is still great to see that Rum, throwing off it's underdog status, is still moderately priced. Part of that is competition. Both are great for us the drinkers! Makes you want to...


Wait for it.....





Lick the Glass!!!




Rick The Rum Runner

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